A pupil holding a chicken

an exciting journey starts here…

Creativity and excellence are at the heart of everything we do at Charles Dickens Primary School. Children are encouraged to work to the best of their abilities. However, we also want them to have lots of fun along the way – to understand nature by growing vegetables and looking after our school chickens, to develop a love of literature through working alongside actors from renowned theatres such as The Unicorn Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe, to develop leadership and mathematical skills by setting up and running mini -businesses, to develop confidence and skills as artists through working with national galleries such as Tate Modern.

In order to enrich our exciting and diverse curriculum, we offer a continually expanding range of extra-curricular activities, tailored to meet the needs of children at different stages of their school career. Art and Dance clubs are especially popular with younger children – they seem to relish the opportunity to be active and expressive.

Visitors to our school often remark on our vibrant, ‘alive’ classrooms, and the creativity exuding from our displays and the presentations and performances of our children.

Our children try their very best and our staff support their determination and celebrate their success.

Through every strand of school life, we aim to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of every child, alongside the academic, to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and challenges that life offers.

Mrs. Cassie Buchanan
Charles Dickens Primary School